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YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016

YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016 has ended! Thanks so much for participating, and congrats to Ashly H from New York for winning my giveaway of a signed copy of Symptoms of Being Human plus a copy of The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner!  Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016! Greetings. I’m Jeff...

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I’m thrilled to participate in this season’s YA Scavenger Hunt. In case you’re unfamiliar with YASH, it’s a 72-hour internet scavenger hunt that promises a lot of fun and a chance to win SCORES AND SCORES of signed books.  This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen...

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5 Tips for Turning Your Teen Turmoil Into a Novel

HarperCollins Canada asked me to write a post  for their official YA Blog, HCC Frenzy. Here’s a short except, followed by a link where you can read the whole article. There’s no way around it: high school hurts. The good news? Pain is precious to writers. It motivates us, inspires us, fuels...

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